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From the frigid lakes of Siberia to the hot wastes of the Gobi desert, Dirk Pitt is on the trail of fabled treasure ...Rescuing an oil survey team from a freak wave on Russia's Lake Baikal is all in a day's work for adventurers Dirk Pitt and partner Al Giordino. Yet when their ship is sabotaged and the survey team vanishes, Pitt is forced to get to the bottom of a mystery with far-reaching consequences. Soon he's on his way to Mongolia. There, a powerful and ruthless business tycoon holding an astonishing secret about Genghis Khan is hoping to emulate the legend's greatest conquests - but on a global scale! With the legacy of Khan and the lost treasures of Xanadu as the prize and the future security of the world at stake, Dirk Pitt for one isn't going to stand idly by...
Love it! It's difficult to put it down and you just want to know what happens next,,Published 1 month ago by Gabriela Hochmuth
The other reviewers provided the story synopsis so I'll stick to some more subjective observations of this book. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2008 by Pol Sixe
I have read all of Cusslers books with the exception of some of the recent collaborations. Like many authors, they can't seem to capture the excitement of their earlier... Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2008 by Satisfied